October 16, 2013 12:10 AM
In the world that we live in there are certain things that we can count on: the Jacksonville Jaguars are going to lose, politicians are going to disagree, and gas prices are going to be ridiculously high to name a few. We can also count on people being in need, and people wanting to do something to help them out. [More]
January 30, 2013 9:13 PM
There is a moment in the movie Jerry Maguire when Bob Sugar thinks he is talking to Frank Cushman (the No. 1 pick in the draft) when it is actually Jerry Maguire when he tells him that he is swimming with the big boys; that he’s gone global—worldwide. While it is entirely possible for a professional athlete to have that kind of influence quickly, it is a little bit harder for a business. [More]
December 14, 2012 9:09 PM
Parents often hope that there kids will take after them in certain ways. It is not unusual for fathers to hope their sons play football and become better than they ever were. Mothers want their daughters to grow up to be the next star on the U.S. National Softball team while also taking a lead role in their school’s model UN. [More]
September 6, 2012 6:48 PM
Hard working. Dedicated. Helpful. Courteous. Congenial. All of those words describe people who work in the self storage industry. But there is another descriptive word that stands out almost head and shoulders above all of the others. And that word is charitable.
Owners and managers of self storage facilities want to support their communities and the people who live in them. They are always participating in fund raising activities that support those in need. They are also willing to donate money to non-profit organizations to support their cause. [More]
August 9, 2012 5:30 PM
There’s been a general feeling lately that the economy is improving. Often, the health of small businesses is an indicator of the health of the U.S. economy. Some analysts feel that the buying and selling of these businesses indicate whether the economy is strong or weak. There is some debate on this issue yet the numbers for business sales for 2012 are above the sales figures for 2011.
While A-1 Self Storage in California is not a small business, if you looked at their recent activity, you would see that they are growing and expanding. [More]
July 16, 2012 8:22 PM
Owners and managers of self storage facilities are very community minded. They like to help out and give back to the community where their facility is located. They also like to help out charitable organizations. Over the years, we at the Self Storage Industry News have written about many of the organizations that have been helped: Habitat for Humanity, Wounded Warrior Outdoors, Inc., Angel Flight, the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Toys for Tots, Kure It, and Moveable feast. [More]